burro's tail

noun
variants: or burro tail

Definition of burro's tail

:a succulent evergreen plant (Sedum morganianum) grown as an ornamental and especially as a houseplant for its long trailing stems of overlapping, greenish-blue, oblong lanceolate leaves and small pink or red flowers
  • A slow-growing plant, burro's tail consists of porcelain pale blue jelly-bean leaves that will eventually produce geotropic chains 3 feet (or longer) in length.
  • —Joshua SiskinDaily News of Los Angeles30 Mar. 2002
  • Burro tail (S. morganianum) grows its leaves in long thick tendrils which have a braided look.
  • —Sue RideoutVisalia (California) Times-Delta19 May 2011
called also donkey's tail

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First Known Use of burro's tail

1950


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